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The School of Latin American Development Studies is a plural space for thought that promotes discussion, reflection, and the exchange of ideas on development theories and policies. It combines specialized contributions from different ECLAC divisions with the advances and debates on the frontier of academic research.
The School is an opportunity to discuss development issues with depth and rigor while respecting the pluralism inherent in the social sciences. Theoretical and empirical issues are addressed during the Program, emphasizing the experience of Latin American countries.
The School is structured around two axes: Research and Teaching. Regarding research, the School carries out and publishes studies on issues concerning the development process, from the theoretical and the empirical point of view. Regarding teaching, the School currently offers an Development Policy Studies Program for Latin American and the Caribbean, a space to discuss development issues in-depth while respecting the pluralism inherent in the social sciences. During the Program, theoretical and empirical issues are addressed, with emphasis on the experience of Latin American countries.